Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Passing of a Great Public Servant and New Mexican

Stewart Udall was a man who cared greatly for his country and his state. Udall was a hero to many democrats and environmentalist in New Mexico because he believed in leaving a better world for his children and our's alike. His devotion to protecting the southwest and its residents will not soon be forgotten.

We all grieve for this great loss to our state, our country and to the Udall family. Steward Udall lived a long and successful life dying at the age of 90 and his family has mountains and streams of things to be proud of when it comes to the tangible legacy for his life time.

Statement from Congressman Martin Heinrich

“It was with great sadness that I learned of Stewart Udall’s passing. His public service and his leadership were truly an inspiration to me. Stewart Udall will never be forgotten, as his legacy is all around us in our National Parks and public lands.”

Statement from Congressman Ben R. Lujan

“I’m deeply saddened by the passing of former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall,” said Rep. Luján. “Secretary Udall was a great American and a great New Mexican whose legacy is visible throughout our country. Throughout his long and distinguished career in public service, Secretary Udall worked tirelessly to stand up for the people whose voices were otherwise not heard and to protect resources that will serve us for years to come. Secretary Udall’s compassion and pragmatism are a model for all, and his actions left a legacy that we will remember and honor for generations. My thoughts and prayers are with Secretary Udall’s family at this difficult time.”